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A lesson from tragedy:

How to avoid a fire caused by heating equipment
February 17, 2014

In the wake of a house fire that killed a mother and eight children in Kentucky January 30, Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is offering tips on how other can avoid similar fire tragedies. Police said the fire in the Kentucky incident started when a combustible material fell against an electric heater in a bedroom as a family slept.


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ICC prohibits “gas blow” pipe cleaning practice

Unsafe method killed six workers at Kleen Energy plant in Conn.
February 7, 2014

The chairperson of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) yesterday commended the International Code Council (ICC) and its members for revising the International Fire Code (IFC) and International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) to prohibit the unsafe practice that killed six workers in a tragic explosion at the Kleen Energy power generation facility in Middletown, Connecticut.


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ESFI kicks off new 4 Seasons of Safety campaign

Holiday decorating safety featured first
December 12, 2013

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) has developed a 4 Seasons of Safety campaign to educate the public about basic fire and electricity concepts and provide critical information to help identify and prevent the unique fire and electrical safety hazards that exist during each season of the year.


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Nearly 70K firefighter injuries occurred in the line of duty in 2012

November 12, 2013

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released the latest edition of its U.S. Firefighter Injury Report, highlighting data on injuries sustained by firefighters on duty that was collected from fire departments responding to the 2012 National Fire Experience Survey.


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NFPA launches refreshed older adult fire and fall safety program

November 11, 2013

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has produced a new version of Remembering When™:  A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults. Program materials, available for download at no cost, are widely used by fire departments and other safety educators interested in reaching older adults with fire and fall prevention messages developed especially for them.


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New certified electrical safety compliance professional program introduced

November 11, 2013

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced the new Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) certification program, created to encourage electrical safety within the industry.


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NFPA announces release of new, free mobile app that provides news and updates on fire safety issues

November 11, 2013

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced the release of its new mobile application “NFPA News” for use with the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android operating systems.


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Weekly news round-up

Firefighter cancer rates, hand safety, TSCA reform
November 9, 2013

New rulemaking from OSHA was the week’s top EHS-related story. In other news: shocking differences between U.S. and U.K. occupational fatality rates and the CSB gives high marks to the NFPA’s new gas process safety standard.


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Here comes 2014 NEC

November 8, 2013

Many new and revised requirements in the 2014 NEC® impact residential, commercial, and industrial electrical installations, according to the National Fire Protection Association. The 2014 NFPA 70®: NEC® covers the latest requirements on electrical wiring and equipment installation issues, including minimum provisions for the use of connections, voltage markings, conductors, and cables.


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"Fire-safe" cigarettes help reduce fire deaths

Reduced ignition strength makes them extinguish quickly if ignored
October 15, 2013

According to a recent report released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 540 civilian deaths in the United States were attributed to smoking material fires in 2011, a 30 year low that is well down from 1980 levels.


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